The government today announced that it has made a decision to tentatively suspend holding the Deyata Kirula exhibitions that were held during the Rajapaksa regime wasting exorbitant amounts of public funds.
But the government stated that despite halting the exhibition temporarily, the development activities out to be implemented subsequent to the exhibition will continue as planned minus the unnecessary costs.
UNP and JVP slammed the government for proposing the Deyata Kirula exhibition during the previous years, stating it was wastage of Rs. 26.5 billion state funds. Despite the protests and objections however, it continued and in 2012 alone the Rajapaksa regime spent a whopping Rs. 25.5 billion for the event which was held in Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura.